Due to the unprecedented economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nevada State Legislature convened its 31st Special Session on July 8, 2020 to address cutting $1.2 billion from the state budget. HOPE For Nevada is covering all the happenings via our Twitter and Facebook and weekly email updates.

On March 4, 2020, a group of parents of public school students announced a lawsuit against the State of Nevada for adequate and equitable education funding, represented by Educate Nevada Now, The Rogers Foundation, and pro bono legal partners. Read HOPE For Nevada's press release and newsletter.

The Nevada Legislature begins it's 80th Session on Feb. 4, 2019. 

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During the 2019 Session, HOPE is advocating* for:

1. Revising The Nevada Plan

2. Increasing education funding

3. Diversifying the teacher pipeline

4. Increasing student and school safety

5. Encouraging family involvement

6. Ensuring accountability

* For a full description of each point, see our Legislative Platform.

HOPE advocated for:

  1. Weighted funding

  2. Increased categorical funding

  3. Stabilization account

  4. No more unfunded mandates

HOPE advocated for:

  1. School construction and repairs

  2. Universal full-day kindergarten

  3. Meaningful, embedded professional development

  4. High quality Pre-K for under-resourced children

  5. Funding formula reform